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David H. Folsom, Choctaw and Chickasaw

David H. Folsom, Choctaw And Chickasaw Commission, No. —. David H. Folsom—, 1899. Appeared before Dawes Commission at Atoka and was rejected. June 4, 1900. Again appeared before commission and was told that he could not be enrolled. The applicant is three-sixteenths Chickasaw and one-sixteenth Choctaw. He was born in Blue County, Choctaw Nation, in 1846, His father was Noah Wall Folsom, who died in Blue County in 1800. His mother. Susan Folsom, was one-half Chickasaw. His sister, Catherine Robinson (formerly McGee), is now upon the final rolls. 1902. The Chickasaw Legislature by resolution requested the enrollment of applicant. The admitted facts as shown by the record in this case are: Was a wanderer from 1868 to 1897, working upon the railroads and in the mines throughout the West. In 1897 he returned to the Chickasaw Nation, where he has lived ever since, but because his name does not appear upon the tribal rolls prepared during his absence from home he was by the commission refused enrollment upon the final rolls of the tribe. Counsel submit that Congress should enroll David Folsom as a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation. Respectfully submitted. Ballinger &...

Folsom Choctaw Family – List of Mixed Bloods

The Folsom family is easily one of the best known of all mixed-blood groups (see Charts 10 and 11). Their earliest members in Choctaw country were reputedly the three brothers Edmond, Ebeneezer, and Nathaniel who migrated through Indian country with their parents prior to the American Revolution.1 According to Cushman: “Nathaniel Folsom married Aiahnichih Ohoyo (A woman to prefer above all others). She was a niece of Miko Puskush (Infant Chief), who was the father of Moshulatubbee. She descended from a long ancient line of chiefs, and belonged to the ancient lksa Hattakiholihta, one of the two great families, the other being Tashapaokla (Part of a people); the laws of which forbid any person, male or female, to marry any one of the same lksa. Though Mr. Nathaniel Folsom had acquired but a limited education, yet he as a moral man, and the good example he set before the people of his adoption and with whom he had cast his lot, won their respect, confidence and love, which he fully reciprocated to the day of his death. According to the ancient custom of the Choctaws, he had two wives at the same time. Aiahnnichih Ohoyo and her sister, whose name has not been preserved.”2 Cushman also included a detailed account Nathaniel Folsom had penned concerning his life among the Choctaw people. Folsom’s remembrances are an interesting and revealing account of a countryman’s life: “The Choctaws were more numerous than now. Thirty years ago it is probable there were nearly 30,000. Before I came here the smallpox killed two-thirds of the people. The measles also destroyed a great many. There was...

Biography of Perley Oscar Folsom

PERLEY OSCAR FOLSOM, active in business and politics at Cushman, Massachusetts, in the town of Amherst, was born in Marshfield, Vermont, March 28, 1882. The name he bears appears first in history in the first half of the fourteenth century. John Foulsham, of Foulsham, was prior of a Carmelite Monastery in Warwick, England. He was a prominent ecclesiastic; and his brother, Richard Foulsham, was even more prominent. The word foule (fowl) signified bird, and the country seat of Foulsham probably took its name from its being the home (ham) of many foules (birds). (I) The first traceable ancestor of the immigrant, John Foulsham, is Roger Foulsham, of Necton, County of Norfolk, England, whose will is dated 1534. (II) William Foulsham, son of Roger Foulsham, married Agnes Smith, alias Foulsham, of Besthorpe. (III) Adam Foulsham, son of William and Agnes (Smith) Foulsham, owned lands in Besthorpe, Wymondham (Windham), Bunwell, Hingham and Hockford. (IV) Adam Foulsham, son of Adam and Emma Foulsham, baptized in 1560, resided in Hingham and owned lands in Besthorpe. He died in 1630. (V) Adam Foulsham, son of Adam and Grace Foulsham, known as Adam of Hingham, died in 1627. His will, made in that year, named three sons, John, Adam and Peter. His wife’s name was Agnes. (VI) John Foulsham, son of Adam and Agnes Foulsham, was baptized in Hingham in 1615. He was the first John Foulsham to come to America, and from him all the Folsoms in America are descended with the exception of one family found in South Carolina. The ship “Diligent,” of Ipswich, England, John Martin, master, set sail from the mouth...
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